Digicel Nationwide Schools Football Competition…Bygeval inflict a crushing 11-1 win over Buxton
Bygeval Secondary School was in no mood to entertain any resistance from counterparts Buxton after clinically dissecting them by an 11-1 in opening action of the second Edition of the Digicel Nationwide Schools Football Competition which commenced yesterday, at the GCC ground.
Following an opening ceremony that saw in attendance Digicel CEO Gregory Dean, who met the teams before kick-off, Director of Sport Neil Kumar, Head of Marketing Jacqueline James, Tournament Co-ordinator Lavern Fraser-Thomas and other members of the Cellular Company, the two teams located on the East Coast of Demerara opened the battle for supremacy in the premier Schools Tournament.
Scoring for Bygeval were Johnson Jack, Samuel Charles and Kelvin James. Both Jack and Charles scored five goals apiece, while James scored one. Jack netted in 21st, 23rd, 33rd, 34th and 48th minutes, Charles in the 18th, 24th, 50th, 53rd and 90th minutes and James scored in the 6th minute.
Jack scored two goals in the first half and three in the second half, Charles netted four in the first half and one on the second half. James scored his goal in the first half. The lone goal which was scored for Buxton was an own goal which came off the feet of a defender and accidentally netted by Bygeval’s goalkeeper Richard Sealey.
Buxton’s Captain Dwight MC Allister in an interview with the media shortly after the match said that his team failed to deliver and he was extremely disappointed.
“Today we did not give our best and actually the team failed us a lot because we were expecting to do better”
According to him, while they played better football in the second half of the game the first period saw them failing miserably for which be blamed on miscommunication. The team had a number of occasions to score, but failed to capitalize on those opportunities while in other instances they just missed goal.
Bygeval’s Coach Raymond Daw said that he was satisfied with his team’s performance, but added that the game exposed some of their weaknesses which he assured will be addressed before their next match.
“I don’t think the guys are fully fit so that is what we will be working on, before our next game”
The match which started some fifteen minutes late saw Digicel’s Chief Executive officer Gregory Dean kicking off the ball to signal the start of the competition.
Also Education Minister Priya Manickchand who was expected to deliver a pep talk to the players was a no show, so was Sport Minister Dr. Frank Anthony. However the two were represented by Chief Education officer Olato Sam and Permanent Secretary Alfred King. Also present at the tournament was Director of Sport Neil Kumar.
The tournament continues today with two matches in Bartica and Kwakwani.
At Bartica, Bartica Secondary tackles 3 Miles Secondary at the Community Centre Ground from 15:00hrs, while Kwakwani Secondary engages Christianburg, at the Kwakwani Centre Ground at 15:30 hours.